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Adapted from the Translation by T. W. Rhys Davids and Hermann Oldenberg


THE MAHAVAGGA

FOURTH KHANDHAKA(PAVARANA CEREMONY AT THE END OF THE RAINY SEASON,VASSA)

Chapter-6 : Pavarana To be Held by All Bhikkus Including the Guilty.

1. At that time a certain Bhikkhu was guilty of an offence on the day of Pavarana. Now this Bhikkhu thought: 'The Lord Buddha has prescribed: "Pavarana is not to be held by a Bhikkhu who is guilty of an offence." Now I am guilty of a an offence. What am I to do?'

They told this thing to the Lord Buddha.

'In case, O Bhikkhus(Monks), a certain Bhikkhu be guilty of an offence on the day of Pavarana (&c., as in II, 27. 1, 2, down to:) "When I shall feel no doubt, then I will atone for that offence." Having spoken thus, let him hold Pavarana. But in no case must there any hindrance arise to holding Pavarana from such a cause.'

2-3. At that time a certain Bhikkhu remembered an offence, while Pavarana was being held (&c., see II, 27. 4-8).

End of the first Bhanavara.

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